Berry finishes second in its invitational

Kyla Edmonson is shown pitching for Berry.

Berry began its 2021 softball season with a 6-2 loss to Sulligent on Feb. 25. The losing pitcher for Berry was Kyla Edmonson, who allowed two earned runs on five hits in five innings of work.
Allie Taylor was two-for-three with a run scored, Gracyn Hydrick was two-for-three with a RBI, and Caitlyn Banks was two-for-three with a double. The Lady Wildcats lost its second game of the season 4-1 to South Lamar.


Lady Wildcats lose in sub-regionals

Allie Taylor (33) is shown shooting a free throw for Berry.

The Berry Lady Wildcats lost a heartbreaker at home to Meek in a sub-regional basketball game by the score of 59-56. The game was close throughout, as the teams traded leads many times before Meek closed out the game with a road win to advance to regional play against R.A. Hubbard. Berry was led in scoring by Brooke Hill, who scored 23 points and had five steals during the game.


Lady Wildcats win Area 9 Championship

Pictured are the Berry Lady Wildcats, 2021 Area 9 Tournament Champions.

The Berry girls’ basketball team was on top of its game last week, as they won the area tournament. They defeated Holy Spirit by a score of 74-37 on Tuesday, Feb. 9 in the Area 9 semifinals. Brooke Hill led the Lady Wildcats in scoring with 27 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and four steals. Zoe Mauldin followed with 14 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks, while Allie Taylor added 13 points to the scoreboard. Katelyn Willcutt scored nine points with 10 rebounds, while Anna Kate VanDee had six points, Maggie Hammack had three points and Lynsie Abernathy had two points.


Berry Council approves new street lights for town

The Berry Town Council approved the installation of new, brighter LED lights for the streets during its Feb. 1 meeting. All council members were present for the meeting. The council received two proposals from Alabama Power concerning the installation of new lights. The first proposal stated the cost for the replacement of the lights with 53 watt bulbs at all locations. The cost for that proposal was $218.92 per month, or $2,627.04 per year. The second proposal was to use 53 watt bulbs only for Highway 18 through the city limits of Berry, with 35 watt bulbs used at all other locations.

Berry continues to win as tournament approaches

The Berry girls’ basketball team continues to win games as they head toward the area tournament next week. On Feb. 1, Berry defeated Meek 58-46. Brooke Hill led the Lady Wildcats with 28 points and seven rebounds. Allie Taylor scored 12 points with nine rebounds, while Katelyn Willcutt added 10 points, five rebounds and three assists. Zoe Mauldin scored eight points with nine rebounds.

Berry boys win two games, lose two during week

Tyler Lollar (42) goes in for two points against Brilliant.

The Berry boys’ basketball team lost its first two games of the week before finishing the week with two wins. South Lamar defeated Berry 63-52. Colton Abernathy led Berry with 16 points, followed by Deon Mayfield and Colton Cunningham with eight points each. Johnathan Locke scored seven points, followed by Isaiah Kizzire with six points and Josh Ward with two points. Noah Darty had two points and Chrishuan Hennings scored a free throw to round out the scoring for Berry.

Berry girls’ basketball defeat South Lamar 55-37

The Lady Wildcats defeated South Lamar 55-37 in an area game played last week. Leading the scoring for Berry was Brooke Hill with 22 points. She also had six assists, six rebounds and six steals in the game. Zoe Mauldin had 16 points and 14 rebounds, while Allie Taylor added 11 points and 11 rebounds. Anna Kate VanDee scored five points for the Lady Lions, with Katelyn Willcutt adding a free throw and 10 crucial rebounds.

Berry girls dominate Pickens County 47-9

Berry’s Brooke Hill (3) scores a basket as she is closely guarded by Hubbertville’s Kendall Dunavant (12), Madison Cribb (20) and Kylee Dunn (15).

The Berry girls’ basketballl team continued its strong season last week with dominating wins over Pickens County and Hubbertville. On Tuesday, Jan. 12, the Lady Wildcats overwhelmed Pickens County to record a 47-9 victory. Brooke Hill led Berry with 17 points, four assists and six steals. Allie Taylor had 11 points, followed by Maggie Hammack with eight points and eight rebounds. Zoe Mauldin scored six points with nine rebounds, while Anna Kate VanDee added three points. Rounding out the scoring for Berry was Katelyn Willcutt with two points.

Hubbertville, Berry players make All-State

Two players from Hubbertville and six players from Berry were chosen as All-State football players for the 2020 season. Both teams had great success during the football season.  Berry finished with an 11-2 record , including 11 straight wins, and made it to the Alabama High School Athletic Associations’s playoff semifinals. Hubbertville finished with a very respectable 9-3 season, and the Lions reached the quarterfinal round of the state football playoffs.


Berry Council adjusts water fees

Shown at the Jan. 4 meeting of the Berry Town Council, from left: Mayor Jimmy Madison, and council members Mary Sue Lollar, Charles Tidwell, Russell Madison, Troyce Townsel and Calvin Madison.

The Berry Town Council held its regular monthly meeting on Jan. 4 at the Berry Town Hall. All council members were present for the meeting. The only item on the agenda was a review of fees charged by the town for water service installation. Mayor Jimmy Madison told the council that the town charges $1,500 for a road bore under a state highway and $750 for a road bore under a county road or city street.